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Programs and Membership

We currently offer the following programs and membership options: Bill Koch League, Bobcats, Wildcats, and an Annual Membership.

**Note: Frost Mountain is a volunteer run club we expect all members to volunteer at at least one event during the winter. In 2022-2023, those events include the Eastern Cup Opener, BKL Race, Citizens Race, and Eastern High School Championships. Look for emails about volunteer opportunities. 


What is BKL? 

It is the largest, cross-country ski program for young people in the United States. Whether a child loves the adventure and exploration of cross-country skiing, or playing with friends on skis, or wants to grow up to be a ski racer, the New England Bill Koch League has something for everyone. 

The BKL mission is to introduce young people to the lifelong sport of cross-country skiing with all of its recreational, social, fitness, and competitive opportunities.


Who does our program serve?

The Bill Koch League is for children from Kindergarten through 8th grade (and their families). The focus is on fun, exploration, skill building, and group skiing. 

Beginners can ski weekly with volunteer coaches, or more experienced skiers can practice 2 - 3 times a week with the option to participate in area races. 


What do we do?

Each session will offer a mix of activities that include skill building, adventure and exploration in the woods, and games. Kids and coaches will work together to figure out the right mix of time spent on skills, games, and adventure. 


BKL Skiers (Kindergarteners - 6th graders  --Beginners)

  • When:   Saturdays 10:00 - 11:30 AM 

  • January 7th - February 25th 

  • Due to weather, snow conditions, or Rikert Outdoor Center events, we may need to postpone, cancel, or change the dates                                    of BKL programming.

  • Details:

    • Cost: $85 

    • Includes 8 one and a half hour sessions, FMN membership, rental and trail access from Rikert each Saturday morning.

    • Parents are expected to help with on snow or with pre- or post-ski support

Notes about BKL Beginners Program:

  • We encourage parents to put on skis and join their child(ren)’s group.

  • Parents can sign up to be group leaders. Knowledge of ski technique is not necessary, you just need to be willing to have fun and play games with kids. Weekly plans for skiing and games will be provided. Parents who sign up to be group leaders can have one child participate in BKL or Bobcats at no charge. Please email Britta ( for more details and directions on how to sign up. 

  • Please let us know if your child has a sibling(s) participating or has a special friend that they would like to be grouped with. We will work to accommodate your requests.




  • Group #1: 2nd - 5th graders

  • Group #2: 6th-8th graders - Beginner to Intermediate

  • When: Wednesdays 3:30-4:30 pm & Saturdays 10:00-11:30 am 

             December 3rd - February 25th

Due to weather, snow conditions, or Rikert Outdoor Center events, we may need to postpone, cancel, or change the dates of Bobcats programming.

  • Details:

    • Cost: $160* 

    • Includes FMN Membership

    • Bobcats is for skiers ready to learn technique and are motivated to ski longer distances

    • Skiers will be building & expanding skills on classic and skate skis

    • Includes group skiing with some games, and introduction to racing 

    • Meets 2 days a week, coached by parents with skiing experience 

    • Equipment needs: both classic and skate (or combi) skis, boots and poles


        *  Rikert Ski Pass required and sold separately at Rikert Nordic Center



Wildcats (5th - 8th graders --Intermediate to Advanced)

  • When: Wednesdays and Fridays 3:30-5:00 pm, Saturdays 10:00-11:30 am

            November 5th - March 12th

  • Details:

    • Cost: $300* 

    • Includes FMN membership, wax and race support, and access to experienced Nordic coaching

    • Focus is on nordic specific training and technique for both skate and classic skiing 

    • Intended for kids interested in racing at club and/or MS/HS level

    • Opportunities to learn to wax and prep skis 

    • Equipment Needs: both classic and skate (or combi) skis, boots and poles

    • Includes dry-land training from early November until there’s no snow to ski on

           *  Rikert Ski Pass required and sold separately at Rikert Nordic Center


Junior Racers

Annual Membership

  • For anyone not enrolled in a program who would like to support the club, stay informed about club activities, and qualify for discounts at some club sponsored activities.
  • Cost: $30
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